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Pagan/Wiccan Religion/Information for an End Life Ritual(funeral)


I have been a solitary Wiccan for the past 8 years and have never found any information on a "funeral service" for us. I am a witch also. My husband past away in 2006 (he was not of my belief) we were separated at the time and my married daughter and I planned his funeral. At that time she begged me to please make arrangements for mine because it was to hard for her having to help handle her Dads. That and she knows nothing about Wicca and does not want to know. My current husband shares my beliefs but I know he will be a mess and unable to do anything and he knows no more about this than I do. Any help will be appreciated. Blessed Be~

I've done death passage work for  few years now, and the book I've used is:

A poem I've used for services.

My best advice is that once you decide what you want, go over your plans once a year. Some folks do this at Samhain.  

Decide if you'd like to do a life review with loved ones.  Stories you want to share, photos etc.  This will also help your daughter with memorial services if desired.

Life appreciation rituals are beautiful ceremonies to have before death.  Why wait until you're gone to let your friends say nice things about you?

Another option is Green Burial in a Pagan Cemetery.

I hope this helps.

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Rev. Amy Blackthorn


I teach Wicca 101, 202 and more specific advanced subjects. I can answer questions on several Traditions. I have experience in subjects including, Astrology, Wicca, Folk Magic, and indigenous Religions, including Voudou, Greek and Celtic Reconstruction, Native Herbal uses, Hoodoo and Green Witch Craft. I am a Usui Reiki Master, as well as a trained in several other forms of healing.


I have 17+ years experience in the above topics, including the Initiatory traditions of Gardnerian Wicca and Green Witchcraft.

Maryland Delaware Wiccan Pagan Alliance, Alternative Religions Education Network, Lady Liberty League, Pagan Clergy Association

My first publication was in "The Seeker Journal" at the age of 16. This was an 18 page in depth look at the similarities between Wiccan holy days and Christian ones.

Numerous degrees including one in Horticulture and initiation into different Religious orders, including Susun Weed's and other Pagan Authors, Scholars and Elders.

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